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Trial date set for Slaughter issues

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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 10:32 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Feb 26, 2014 10:32 AM
Source: WBRZ

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PORT ALLEN - A judge set a March 31 trial date to hear accusations that former Port Allen mayor Deedy Slaughter continued violating orders not to interfere with another city department head.

Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain sued Slaughter after the former mayor tried to fire her in 2013. A judge overturned her decision, ruling only the city council could have fired McCain because she was a department head.

The judge also ordered Slaughter not to interfere with McCain's work once she was reinstated, something McCain's lawyers claim Slaughter repeatedly violated.

The firing happened after McCain released public documents to News 2's Investigative Unit as part of a records request examining Slaughter's attempt to get a trip to Washington D. C. paid for by city funds. Slaughter claimed the trip to the president's inauguration was for city business, but that was never proven.

Port Allen voters recalled Slaughter in November, and she has since qualified to run for the position again.

News 2's Chris Nakamoto will have more on this story on tonight's broadcasts.

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